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We are a FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE primary care office that incorporates traditional health care, functional medicine, natural/holistic health care, alternative medicine and acupuncture and TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine). We focus on prevention (prevention of diseases, symptoms, syndromes, conditions), wellness (keeping you well), reversal (reversing chronic conditions) and looking for the underlying issues to your concerns. Our treatment options vary from person to person and are very unique.
While we do practice "primary care," please note that this is still structured under the Functional Medicine umbrella.
FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE/PRIMARY CARE VISITS:
First Appointment is when we will review your medical history, review any records you have, discuss your symptoms, problems, concerns, etc. We will order appropriate diagnostic testing (labs, imaging, etc).
Second Appointment is when we will review all the testing and correlate with your symptoms. Our treatment plans are very unique "to the person" and we engage our patients in the decision making process. Depending on what we discover and what the treatment plan is, will determine what type of follow up schedule we recommend.
First appointment is when a thorough examination is completed. We will review your medical history and discuss your symptoms and concerns. A customized treatment protocol will be discussed and you will receive treatment the same day. Be sure you have eaten, are hydrated and that you are wearing comfortable clothing. Treatment modalities include: acupuncture, needle-less acupuncture, Tui Na massage, Gua Sha, electrical stimulation (with or without needles), herbal therapy, infrared therapy and more.
Second and subsequent appointments involve follow up, continued treatments or adjustments to treatments.
WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAM
First appointment is your consult appointment with the doctor. Your medical history will be reviewed, lifestyle and goals will be analyzed and then the types of medications (or natural) options will be discussed. You must have recent labs and in some cases, a cleared EKG before beginning the program.
Second appointment will be scheduled with our nurse practitioner, Meagan. She is our weight loss program coordinator. You will meet with her monthly and she will adjust your individualized weight loss plan; medication refills are also provided. Please read more about our weight loss program by CLICKING HERE.
Yes, we do! We love being able to balance and optimize hormones and thyroid; making our patients feel better. Our treatment plans include traditional medication and/or natural/alternative options.
You want to make sure you see a provider that is well versed in diagnosing and treating the entire patient or else you will not have as good of results. Many doctors prefer to treat only based upon lab results....we think outside the box and treat based upon optimal ranges of labs (not traditional reference ranges) and we listen to the patient so we can treat the whole body.
Please click HERE to learn about our hormone treatments.
We love a challenge. We have successfully been able to diagnose and treat many issues that have been missed, overlooked or misdiagnosed previously. Some common conditions are: MCAS, POTS, Mold Toxicity, Heavy Metal Toxicity, Medication Toxicity, SIBO or Dysbiosis, Autoimmune Disease, Thyroid or Hormone Imbalances (including Hashimoto's or Graves'), Adrenal issues (fatigue or insufficiency) and so much more! Even things people haven't heard of before! Obtaining the correct diagnosis is crucial to treatment and outcomes!
Please click HERE to read more about our insurance policies.
You CAN also use your FSA/HSA Cards at our office. We also accept Care Credit.
We keep our fees affordable to be able to be as cost effective as possible for our patients.
New patient visits are approximately 60 minutes in length and follow-up visits are approximately 45 minutes in length; that is time with the doctor!
Please click HERE to see our Fee Schedule.
Unlike many doctors, we run a thorough comprehensive lab panel on our patients which only only includes basic screening labs but in-depth labs for complete hormones, complete thyroid, and more. Ever wanted a lab test run but your doctor didn't want to run it? No problem, just ask us. We believe you should be a partner in your health care and should advocate for yourself. Yes, insurance covers these!
We will also order readiologic imaging as warranted or as due; such as: mammogram, DEXA, ultrasound, XR, CT scans, MRI, etc. You can use your insurance for these as well.
We also have several advanced functional labs we can recommend. You can read and even self order them by CLICKING HERE.
Yes we do! While we prefer to keep treatments as natural and holistic as possible, there are times when traditional medicine is warranted.
Please note that medications can only be filled in conjunction with an appointment. Since we do see patients back-to-back, we are unable to accommodate refill requests. Please be sure to schedule your appointment accordingly to where you do not run out of medications.
For ongoing medication management & refills, please schedule with the nurse practitioner only.
Please read our entire Medication policy by clicking HERE.
Front Office Hours: Monay-Thursday from 9am-4pm (closed for lunch & administrative work from 12pm-2pm)
Providers do have their own scheduling hours, so please check their availability when you are scheduling. Currently, their patient clinic hours are as follows:
-Dr. Christina: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 9am-2pm; Wednesday 9am-12pm and 2pm-4pm
-Dr. Walter: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 9am-2pm; Wednesday 9a,m-12pm and 2pm-4pm
-Nurse practitioner Meagan: Tuesday 1pm-4pm (telemed only); Wednesday 9am-4pm (every other Wednesday she is in the office)
-Dr. Angela DNP: internal scheduling & availability only
Our office is closed Friday, Saturday, Sunday and most major holidays.
Honestly, the best way to reach us is via the patient portal if you are already a patient.
If you are hoping to become a patient, then please send us a text or contact us through the website for further instruction. Remember, all appointments are self-scheduled online.
We do not have office staff (this allows us to keep costs low but also provide a more intimate relationship with patients) so we do not have someone able to answer phone calls. Since we spend our entire day seeing patients (quite lengthy appointments), we prefer you text us for any routine questions so we can reply in between patients. We do reserve any phone time for current/established patients only. If you are interested in becoming a patient and have questions, please check our website. Every question has an answer on our website.
Unfortunately, we have had to pause free consults for quite some time due to the demands of patient scheduling. We spend so much time caring for our patients, there really is not any time left in the day to allow for free consults. In order to keep our fees low in comparison to other functional medicine practices, we do not have a way to "make time" in the schedule for this.
Most of our patients are from word of mouth, so the need for free consults is currently not able to be accommodated. Rest assured though that if you have specific questions , you can always text our office to be sure we are a good fit for each other.
For primary care and medication prescribing, we accept patients that are 5 years old and up.
We will accept children younger than 5 years old for functional/holistic care with no medication being prescribed. This would be a good fit if the child already has a prescribing pediatrician in the event of illness.
We do not have an age limit. Click HERE to learn about our pediatric care.
All appointments are self-scheduled online through our website. We do not schedule appointments on your behalf.
If you need to be seen same day for an urgent or problem visit, please check the schedule first. If there are no appointments available, please text us for a work-in time. Work-in appointments are first come first served, by appointment only and usually are booked up quite early. Please do not wait until the afternoon to reach out to us as we do book up quickly.
Please click on the Appointment Scheduling tab.
Good question! ALL new patients will either need to see Dr. Christina or Dr. Walter for a full assessment first. Unless otherwise directed, patients will follow up with either Dr. Christina or Dr. Walter to review results and create your treatment plan. If your treatment plan involves any type of long-term (meaning more than 1 fill), you will need to see one of the nurse practitioners for medication management. Based upon what treatment plan you are on, will determine the follow up schedule. Normally, for any medication management and refills, you are see every 3-6 months by the nurse practitioners. For functional medicine and visits not requiring long-term medication, you will be seen by Dr. Christina or Dr. Walter anywhere from 3 months to 1 year (depending again on the treatment plan). If you are seeing a nurse practitioner for medication management, you are not expected to also see the doctor. In an effort to keep your care cost effective, you only need to see the doctor as needed if you are being monitored by the nurse practitioner. If you wish to see both, please contact us for a "piggy back appointment."
We are happy to see you. Please schedule your appointment online. You are able to be treated in the office, virtual or telemedicine. We will be able to send whatever you need to the nearest pharmacy. The cost for the visit is $55 and then we encourage you to use GoodRx at the pharmacy to save money on your medications. Please note that phone services (on our end) does not allow us to receive or make calls or receive or reply to text messages; UK is the most common. Please email or message us on Facebook.